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A fun and informative podcast in English, German, Spanish and French! The host of this podcast, Dr. Henriette Javorek Runte is affectionately referred to by her students as Dr. J. In this podcast Dr. J interviews fascinating experts from various disciplines–politicians, artists, professionals from the field of medicine, law, business and more—as well as language educators and many of our brilliant students from all over the world.

Language & Culture with Dr. J Language and Culture with Dr. J

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur

A fun and informative podcast in English, German, Spanish and French! The host of this podcast, Dr. Henriette Javorek Runte is affectionately referred to by her students as Dr. J. In this podcast Dr. J interviews fascinating experts from various disciplines–politicians, artists, professionals from the field of medicine, law, business and more—as well as language educators and many of our brilliant students from all over the world.

    Episode 003 - Meet Our Diplomats, Pt. I - Laurant Toulouse

    Episode 003 - Meet Our Diplomats, Pt. I - Laurant Toulouse

    Consul General to France, Laurent Toulouse generously spends over an hour talking to Dr. J about his relationship with languages, his love of the German language, his personal international family background, the role English has played in his professional life, his work with the Institut français in Hamburg, and much more. A warm and intimate view into the life and work of a great diplomat.The interview is in French. English summary starts at minute 75:25.https://hamburg.institutfrancais.de/

    • 1 Std. 22 Min.
    Episode 002 - Language Acquisition in Children and Adolescents

    Episode 002 - Language Acquisition in Children and Adolescents

    Senator Ties Rabe starts off this episode with his views on teaching languages in schools. Senator Rabe and Dr. J tackle questions about bilingualism and multilingualism, studying abroad, and the role of parents in language learning. Dr. J then continues discussing language acquisition in children with several educators from Kindergarten to High School.Languages spoken in this episode: The narration and interview summaries are in English, all the interviews in this episode are in German. 4:06 Interview Senator Rabe [German]30:40 Summary Interview Senator Rabe [English]31:55 Interview Ms. Südow/Dr. Kuhn [German]53:53 Summary Interview Ms. Südow/Dr. Kuhn [English]58:54 Interview Mr. Pieper [German]1:36:23 Summary Interview Mr. Pieper [English]1:38:04 Interview Diana Cortes [German, some switches into Spanish]1:51:39 Final summary [English]

    • 1 Std. 56 Min.
    Episode 001 - Saying Hello: The Anglo-Saxon Way

    Episode 001 - Saying Hello: The Anglo-Saxon Way

    Dr. J speaks to some of her colleagues from the Language Center of Universität Hamburg who teach English (Ben Feddersen, Orla Mac Mahon, Dr. Peter Witchalls) and German as a Second Language (Martin Kesting, Dr. Nils Bernstein) about the difficulties of starting up a conversation, whether you do so in your mother tongue or in a foreign language and/or culture.Dr. J also welcomes Prof. Dr. Holger Fischer, former Vice President of Universität Hamburg and Dr. Claudine Hartau and speaks to them about saying Hello in different countries.Last but not least, Dr. J interviews a retired Hamburg firefighter about the German dialect Plattdeutsch.Languages spoken in this episode: Mostly English, two interviews are in German (minutes 52:26-1:04:33 and 1:20:30-1:28:49)

    • 1 Std. 21 Min.

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